An old friend, now of Norway, has been visiting England.
She sent a photograph of an ancient Westminster Abbey doorway.
I was inspired by her photograph of carefully wrought iron and oak.
So I revisited the photographs from last spring’s trip to England.
Revisited, looking for doors.
At first, I just wanted a door photo to send back to Debbie.
I found an ancient English abbey door photo, which I sent to Debbie, at her home in Norway.
The door is cradled in an exquisitely carved doorway entrance.
The door framed by the doorway is not huge.
But it’s old, old, old.
Generations on generations have gone through this door.
Near the Malmesbury Abbey were the Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens.
There were some good doors there, too.
Some garden doors are utterly simple.
Some simple doors are not quite so simple.
Next to the stable you will find a manor house front door.
If you walk through this door, directly across the hall is another door.
Unlock if necessary, pull the bolt, lift the latch, and open the door.
Admire the door and its cut stone frame.
Now, turn around, and look out to the garden.
You could go back centuries, back to some long-gone May morning, and see this very sight, in the same light.